Leicester face Napoli after Europa League group stage draw

Brendan Rodgers leads the Foxes in Europe once more

Karl Matchett
Friday 27 August 2021 12:01
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Leicester City have been drawn in Group C, where they will face top seeds Napoli, as well as Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw.

The Foxes were within touching distance of the Champions League again last season, but just fell short in the final weeks.

Another campaign in Europe’s second-tier competition is a more than reasonable consolation, however - and they’ll be looking to improve on last year’s round of 32 exit.

Trips to Italy, Russia and Poland thus await in the group stage, before Brendan Rodgers attempts to navigate a knock-out phase.

Notably, the manager has never led any of his teams in Europe - Liverpool, Celtic and now Leicester - to a knock-out tie victory in either Champions League or Europa League, a personal milestone he’ll be looking to tick off this term.

Europa League group stage draw in full:

Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague, Brondby

Group B: Monaco, PSV, Real Sociedad, Sturm Graz

Group C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak Moscow, Legia Warsaw

Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal Antwerp

Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Galatasaray

Group F: Braga, Red Star, Ludogorets, Midtjylland

Group G: Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis, Ferencvaros

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham, Rapid Vienna

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